I offer editing and consulting services for writers and editors who are covering the LGBTQ+ community. My main beat as a journalist is discrimination faced by LGBTQ+ people — particularly transgender folks. I have written about this topic for publications including Audubon Magazine, Discover Magazine, High Country News, Kaiser Health News, Scientific American, Slate and Smithsonian Magazine.
As a member of the queer community myself, my goals are to stop the spread of misinformation about trans people, teach others about the impact of anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric — no matter how seemingly inconspicuous — and help journalists and editors produce factually accurate, well reported and thoughtful articles about this community.
Questions? Want to book me? Go to my contact page and shoot me an email.
Helen recently wrote an excellent piece I commissioned for Scientific American about how anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric drives harassment and violence toward that community. I sought her out because of her expertise on these issues, and she reported on the subject with sensitivity and fairness. Her deep knowledge of the issues LGBTQ+ folks face and her journalistic rigor make her an invaluable resource to newsrooms and journalists covering these issues at a time when this community is increasingly under threat. — Tanya Lewis, senior editor, health & medicine, Scientific American
Helen wrote a fantastic story in Discover’s “State of Science 2023” issue about policymakers’ attempts to ban trans youth from access to gender-affirming health care. I was delighted to assign this piece to Helen due to her deep expertise in covering LGBTQ+ communities, and her story was nuanced, thoughtful and rigorously reported. Her experience and skillset is a huge asset to publications committed to scientifically accurate, empathetic reporting about LGBTQ+ issues. — Alex Orlando, associate editor, Discover Magazine